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mallicoat. >> and i'm grace lee. >>> well, first it was police, and now the fire department has taken a big hit in san jose. just as fire season starts to heat up, starting today, there will be fewer fire trucks available to respond to emergencies. one engine from fire station 29 is being taken out of service to save money. the number of firefighters on trucks is being reduced from five to four, and crews are all taking a 10% pay cut. as a result, the department says response times could increase. >>> good news in oakland for some police officers. the city will hire back 22 of the 80 police officers that it laid off last year under a new city budget that was approved last night to close a $58 million shortfall. the mayor cast the deciding vote. the plan includes pay and benefit cuts that city workers have already accepted. >>> work crews are cleaning up a mess in the east bay. east bay m.u.d. says that a water main broke near san pablo dam road in el sobrante around 9:30 this morning. crews were able to cap the 12" line but as you can see, several inches of water still remain. there are als
to spend in terms of resources and manpower. the big question where is the line drawn here? this is a long protracted murder investigation. so the judge has said we will do a hearing here and we will parse this all out and figure out how much she is going to eventually have to pay back to the state of florida. >> maybe this is a little bit of an odd question because i think so many people are surprised whether the original verdict came down days ago. is this a surprise they are sending her back to jail for possibly another year? >> i don't think a big surprise. my thought they would go back a few weeks or a month maybe rather than getting out absolutely today. >> jack ford, thanks. good to see you. over to jeff glor at the news desk woot cheith another check r headlines. >>> overseas a frightening roof collapse at a soccer stadium. happened during renovation work at a stadium in the netherlands. one person was killed there and at least 13 others were hurt. you can see what happened. no match was being played at the stadium at the time of the collapse but we said renovation work was being d
it to you live. >> and a rude awakening for some people in the east bay. the rush to fix a big water main break. why this could cause a big traffic mess in the east bay. >> good morning, it's thursday, july 7. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm anne makovec. good thursday morning. it is straight up 6:00. quick check on traffic and weather. lawrence, how's it looking? >> yeah, guys. the fog and low clouds have murder further onshore this morning. some of that extending into the bay. we are in for cooler weather. 67 degrees in san francisco. 88 and warm in concord. much cooler weather on the way. more on that in a moment. right now, -- right now, let's check traffic with elizabeth. >> we have extra heavy delays out of antioch on westbound 4. we also have problems with the water main break in lafayette cause traffic issues there. >>> here's a look out of orlando, florida as we await the decision. on tuesday, a jury acquainted casey anthony of the most serious charges. she was found guilty of four misdemeanors though, all lying to police and within minutes, those are the charges that she will be s
light and collided with a big rig in san francisco's hayes valley neighborhood. it happened last thursday. mack was ejected from the shuttle bus and pinned underneath that big rig. ucsf will install seat belts by the end of august. >>> a bicyclist struck by a food truck has died. the violent collision in the city's south of market neighborhood, nancy hoe made an illegal street on fremont street in front of the food delivery truck. ho was not wearing a helmet and suffered a critical head injury. she was pronounced dead last night. >>> tonight at 6:00, our first look at two suspects charged with killing a woman, setting her on fire, and then dumping her body in the streets of an up scale oakland neighborhood. salvador and hector garcia were charged with murder. the charges carry special circumstances that would mean they are eligible for the death penalty or a life in prison. she was the mother of aed to bler. they are gang members who were and rifted on tuesday, several days after police were led on high-speed chases. >>> bay chair children who rely on the big sisters, big brother
's a look at the weather. let's check traffic with elizabeth. >> thanks. unfortunately we have big problems developing now in sunnyvale. we're talking about a jackknifed big rig right there approaching the lawrence expressway exit in the southbound lanes of 101. now, three lanes are blocked in the southbound direction. no reports of any injuries with this jackknifed rig or what exactly the truck was carrying but we know that traffic is just squeezing by right now partially in that left lane and the center divide. also the on-ramp, the lawrence expressway on-ramp to southbound 101 is completely blocked. 280 is the best alternate in the area. not big backups now but if this continues to be out there for a while which it sounds like it could, chp just issued a traffic alert for that stretch, they will just said that they are hoping to get lanes 30 to 40 minutes after the tow crew arrives arrives son scene. we are waiting for word for when the crew arrives and then it could be 40 minutes from then so this is going to be an issue for the start of the morning commute for sure. so 280 a good alter
before the big holiday weekend. the upgrade that is forcing thousands of commuters to find another ride to work today. >>> not doing their jobs and then lying about it. pg&e's shocking admission about skipping crucial inspections. good morning, it's friday, july 1. i'm grace lee. >> did you say it's friday? >> it is friday. >> that's much better. you just said it's friday. >> wait until 6:30! [ laughter ] >> 4:30. i'm frank mallicoat. you have four happy people here. we have a beautiful holiday weekend ahead. and it's flied. >> going to be hot. >> yeah. it really is. it's going to be scorching hot. if you want a hot weekend, the 4th of july weekend is the time to do it. high pressure building in, temperatures soaring this afternoon as high as the 90s into concord, 80s in san jose, 70s around the bay. you get the idea, temperatures could be near 100 this weekend. we'll talk more about that in a moment. right now let's check traffic with elizabeth. >> let's go outside live towards the golden gate bridge. they hinted at it but there is no golden gate ferry service today. golden gate buses
this big patty is about 600 lbs., will for lifted off, put on a bun, and this will be one big hamburger. >> we are barbeque in this baby, it is the fourth of july weekend and we are grilling. >> to grill this massive berger take some serious preparation. >> we figure it will take about 10 hours to cook. we have calculated how much the meet will look down, the bread, how much confidence. she is a mathematical question. >> a burger that weighs more than 600 lbs. is not something that you would just slap on the grill. >> for as a decent level of creating this size berger, we had to come with a large scale engineering programs of steel and welding and actually create a jig that will actually spend the burgers so we can turn it over. >> fleet it will take more than a giant statue of. >> when you go to split this thing, every time it will start to flex and hop, and the grease at starts up. >> 1, 2, 3. >> real nice. >> curley the record holder is in canada for a 590 lb. burger. >> we are hoping this independence day we can bring this record for the world's largest hamburger back to
>>> good morning. a big stink in one bay area neighborhood. what is causing that awful smell. >>> and overnight explosion and fire in one of the bay area's most affluent areas. some critical questions still need to be answered. >>> a crackdown on cutting classes. a controversial decision in concord, just hours ago. >>> election the bug that could ruin the summer for many bay area campers. "mornings on 2" starts now. >>> well, good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's wednesday, july 13th. >>> well, overnight, right now, the cause of an early-morning fire in atherton is under investigation. now, this fire started at a home on mount vernon lane at about 3:00 a.m. at this at this house. part of the house is currently under construction. we were able to find out everybody inside got out safely. >>> san francisco police are investigating two similar overnight robberies that happened within blocks of each other. the first one was on stockton and sutter streets at 1:00 a.m. the second one happened just a couple of blocks down ton sutter, 45
here you can see the sinkhole is pretty big, about 30 feet across and you can actually put your hand underneath the median there and it will come out on the other side. it is -- it has forced crews to shut down one lane of highway 87 southbound in the alma avenue on-ramp. caltrans discovered the problem tuesday, they came out, they poured some gravel and then last night they compressed that gravel and found that it sunk about a foot below the earth's surface and you can see where that concrete is exposed, all the cracks there. so they shut down some lanes on the freeway at 9:00 last night. we are close to west virginia street just to give you an idea of where we are on 87, and again one southbound lane is closed as is the alma avenue off-ramp. but the on-ramp from 280 is open and crews are expected to be out here all morning repairing the sinkhole so you definitely want to avoid this area. we would suggest using south alma avenue to -- expressway to 87 or also take monterey road as well and cut across to west capitol expressway to 87th. live in san jose, i'm tara moriarty, ktvu chann
shore freeway. as you approach the big bridge. and in san francisco a little windy out there. cameras bobbing around out there. do be aware if you are going eastbound on to the bay bridge there are three lanes that are shut down. all right here's a look at our maps we do have a traffic collision. this is at 19th avenue. we don't have much information on it at this point. it shouldn't be causing too many delays at this hour. let's head over to the desk. >>> this morning the city of oakland formerly launches a new campaign to fight crime. ktvu kraig debro tells us that the city's fruitvale district will be blanketed with crime cameras. >> reporter: that is right. six blocks on international boulevard will be covered. in april of this year a long- time resident of fruitvale was killed. later today they will announce a plan to prevent others from becoming victims. city leaders have approved the purchase of 30 surveillance cameras for fruitvale. they already have video surveillance cameras. the difference is some of the cameras will be placed inside businesses as well as outside. the momen
to meet the woman she saved. >> i probably give her a big hug and just say that i'm sorry that it took so long. i'm glad that her and her kids are okay. >> the officer has gotten a call from jaycee dugard's mother says not a day goes by that they don't thank them for what they did. >> some of the neighbors watched the interview with mixed emotions last night. they say they are horrified to hear what went on for so long but they are amazed at her strength and her recovery she is making from her ordeal. >> she has given strength to people in that similar situation and strived to make the best. >> she is very, very brave. >> they pleaded guilty to kidnapping and sex charges last month. she was sentenced to life in prison and nancy is serving 36 years to life. >>> now to the latest on seven missing northern california men in the gulf of california. within hours divers could start searching for them. a navy deep water team from hawaii is due to explore the wreckage of the erik that flu now on the sea floor. they will be looking to see if any of the missing men are still on the boat. meanwhile,
. i want to show you what will move in tomorrow. we're all going to cool down slightly. the big cooldown near the coast. offshore winds today. and the fog, more onshore winds will move that inland so get ready for cooler temperatures for tomorrow. >> alan: that heat combined with the danger of fireworks is signaling a precautionary tone this fourth of july weekend. we're at the alameda county fair where the temperature has dropped to 94 degrees. feeling any cooler out there? >> reporter: actually, believe it or not that three degree difference does make a huge difference. you can see the people lined up at the cooling center. this where the paramedics have been delivering first aid all day long. >> welcome to the county fair! >> reporter: there really isn't a wait to beat the near triple digit heat. you just learn to cope with it. that means hiding under whatever shade you can find or create, and staying well hydrated. >> going to the misters, and then jump in the pool. >> reporter: as temperatures sizzled, so did grills in the bay area, in spite of the warning. the scorching we
tomorrow. the air quality management district is expecting unhealthy conditions. if you are big 4th of july plans, prepare for the heat. lisa is here with exactly what you can expect today. >> hi, carolyn. for the 4th of july, tomorrow we are expecting patchy fog. if you are headed into san francisco, a bit of a relief tomorrow night. as for today we have the heat advisory in effect because already temperatures are warmer than we were yesterday. it's 63 in fremont. 60 redwood city. just a couple 50s and already 71 in antioch. so numbers this morning anywhere from two to five degrees warmer than yesterday at this time. so we are starting out warmer. in fact, right now in the upper levels of the atmosphere, above 2,000 feet, we are talking 80 degrees. so we will be look at the heat advisory everywhere except for the coast. even though our coast will top out today warmer than yesterday, around 70 degrees. but we will be flirting with 100 in some of our inland valleys. a look at the full forecast for the entire bay area coming up in a bit. >> thank you, lisa. in other news this morning, san jos
night to join at least six other bay area cities. >>> a big day for the man kicked off that plane because of his sagging pants. the decision the d.a.'s office is expected to hand down later today. >>> and a new report raises more concerns for pg&e pipelines. the flaw that could cause major failures during a big earthquake. it's all ahead here on the ktvu morning news. >>> well, good morning to you. welcome to a brand new day. it's the middle of the week wednesday july 13th. i'm dave clark. >>> good morning. i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us. it's definitely cool out there once again. steve paulson has the forecast. >> all right. pam, dave, thank you very much. we have overcast conditions. not only low clouds but very low clouds in the form of fog and a lot of mist and drizzle again. plus you have a rather significant sea breeze in place. it's going to be a very cool day even well inland as temperatures in areas that should be near the upper 80s or 90s will be in the 70s and closer to the coast 50s and 60s. here's sal. >>> traffic is moving along well here in oakland northboun
this big commotion about him. >> there was plenty to say. ye died last week after the fishing boat erik cap sized with 43 on board in the sea of cortez. seven remain missing. three from the bay area. ye, a confirmed casualty. >> he was a workaholic. he wasn't sure. we said this is a the trip of a lifetime. you need to go you will be with your friend. >> outside the memorial service, bruce talked about visiting the site of his father's death in mexico and talking with one of the fishermen who was with his father as they escaped the sinking boat. >> it was helpful for him to tell the story of how my father lasted 15 hours on a cooler. >> that fisherman. mike ying told the son, he succumbed to exhaustion beef help arrived. >> he was a strong man. dedicated to his family. we gave it our all. so, unfortunate, that i have to be here for his funeral. >> while there was some closure for ye's family. other families await word of their loved one's fate. the family attended ye's memorial. yesterday the coast guard told families it was calling off the search. friends of the men are upset with the decis
area where you can watch this happen. if you want to be part of a big group. let's talk about the chabot space and science center. this opens at 8:26 this morning. they will have experts on hand for people who have any questions and make it a learning experience. if you had thought ahead and you were thinking about this week in advance you might have seats at the nasa aim center. those spots were already taken. people reserved those a few weeks in advance. those are the two spots in the bay area if you want to take a look at the historic launch that is where you can do it. that is all dependent on if it actually happens. whether be watching developments of course with the shuttle atlantis to see fit takes off. when it does or if it does we will be here keeping you updated here. >>> time now 5:07. more bay area survivors of that fishing boat disaster will be coming home today. this is realtives of the other missing fishermen. >> we found fishing gear, fishing bags. >> now the coast guard believes the sunken boat is 200 feet below the water. family members say it was tough for s
karnow and he has a spectacular forecast. >> yeah. the big holiday weekend forecast. and this is working out very nice. if you like the heat, you're going to love it. we're cranking up those temperatures today. 90s in concord, 70s in san francisco. could see triple digits over the weekend. more on that in a moment. right now let's check your traffic with elizabeth. [ laughter ] >> what did you say? >> two cars. >> no, we have look at this. there is actual traffic near the dublin interchange. >> you're making her mad. >> i got an important role here at 5:00 in the morning, you guys. [ laughter ] >> westbound 580 approaching 680. it is about a 15-minute drive right now out of the altamont pass out towards pleasanton. and the dublin interchange. we'll have more traffic coming up including a big traffic story today actually, the cancellation of the golden gate ferry service. you have more on this coming up. >> we do. thank you. >>> thousands of bay area commuters need to find another way to get to work this morning. ferry service shut down between marin county and san francisco today only th
that traffic looks very nice through downtown. it's 5:08, let's go with steve. >> sal. >> yes, sir. >> big trade for the giants are you happy. >> good, good bat to have. temperatures yesterday warmed up inland by the coast, just that fog hanging on. so, inland areas it burns off and it's sunny and we warm up. but i think we topped out yesterday or we will just carry it into today. fog, and it's clear, even in areas that warm up into the 90s they get up into the upper 50s. we'll have that july spread on the temps about 35 degrees for some between some on the coast and some inland. high pressure continues to hang out but it's not going to make it too far to the coast. it's not going any where. the system that was in the pacific northwest kicks off. that allow it is high to move in but looks like things have stabilized here. low mid- to upper, 260. west southwest at 12 at fairfield. nothing hollowing it's very close to what we had yesterday. maybe just a hint stronger. so i don't think temperatures warm up any more than they did yesterday. if you're away from the coast it'll be warm to hot. i
when the plane hit. lisa amin gulezian reports on the family and investigation. >> he was like my big brother, looking out for me. >> john can't believe his brother is dead. david and his wife and sons were on their way to to yosemite when they crashed. this little boy laid flowers at the crash scene. this is video taken by a witness soon after the plane crashed near watsonville community hospital. n.t.s.b. is in charge of find go out what happened. investigators picked through the charred remains. >> we looked at the man, machine and environment. we look at the pilot, his or training and experiences. >> david has started flying a few years ago. he bought the plane last year. investigators won't speculate on a cause for this crash but his friends have their own ideas. >> probably the airplane stalled and lost altitude when you lose altitude on takeoff there isn't enough altitude to recover from a stall. >> authorities confirmed, they died instantly. >> it's just incredible family they do so much. if you need a hug, a smile, anything, they were there. >> to see one of them injured let
trucks coming. i could tell it was big. >> i heard firecrackers going off in the back there. i looked and didn't hear nothing. five minutes later that was it. >> the hertz manager found a firecracker at the scene. firefighters sprayed down the charred cars to make sure they did not reignite. >>> now to the weather and the heat we had today. leigh glaser is here with some record temperatures. leigh? >> actually we had just one record and that was in salinas. the high you can see of 84 degrees actually surpassed a record of 82 degrees. check out some of these highs today. 100 in antioch. concord reached 100 degrees. livermore 101. brentwood, you reached 102. san ramon reported 105. san francisco 81 degrees today. and napa today 97 degrees. now, let me go ahead and show you what happened today. more of a northerly wind component bringing us the offshore winds. the fog being pushed off the coast and that's why the coastal communities were in the 70s today. as you just saw, the high heat inland well over 100 degrees. tonight though it does look like the low clouds and the fog off the coast
warmer inland on the weekend but not a big jump up. temperatures i think will just recover and get back into the 80s. by the coast i still think 50s and 60s. system moved into the pacific northwest actually settled into oregon and the southern end of that has just been sweeping in low clouds. you can see how they bank up. they'll be a decrease in the low cloud deck because it's getting so cool aloft and also the inland temperatures have been plunging there's really not a lot to support it but it's still there. and every wind direction is almost out of the west or southwest. the delta breeze howling all the way to sacramento. two 60s, san jose and san jose state. but upper 50s and mid-50s. that system continues to carve itself out right out of the portland. for this time of year that's an extremely impressive system to make it that far and have this much of an impact. low overcast drizzle fog temperatures held in check cool for july no doubt about that. today, tomorrow bottom out and then a slight increase friday as we head into the weekend. still lots of 70s in areas that should be uppe
a big clean up to do. a fire broke out at daly city's skyline elementary school on christian avenue. this happened about 11:30 last night. just look at the pictures. the portable classroom went up in flames. the damage includes the building itself, everything inside, books, chairs, audio- visual equipment. took firefighters about 15 minutes to put it out. authorities don't know what started the fire but it apparently started outside of the portable building. no word of any injuries and students by the way return to school on august 17th. >>> meantime firefighters say an overnight house fire in san francisco caused about $350,000 damage. this fire started just before 2:30 this morning at a home on melrose avenue. the flames then spread to a second house. took firefighters about 20 minutes to contain that one alarm fire. no injuries have been reported. authorities think the fire started in the living room of the first house, but the cause of the fire is still under investigation. >>> the book written by kidnap victim jaycee dugard does not go on sale for another day but it is already
. >>> adding insult to injury. why one csu president is getting a big pay raise while another tuition hike was approved. >> plus, the check won't be in the mail. what president obama can't guarantee if the nation's debt limit isn't raised. >>> and move over chicken nuggets. the healthier menu items restaurants will serve. switching to progressive could mean hundreds more in your wallet year after year. feed me! saving you money -- now, that's progressive. call or click today. raise the debt limit....or risk >>> time is running out for congress. lawmakers have 20 days to figure out how to raise that debt limit or risk defaulting on loans for the first time. republicans and democrats are prepping for yet another round of talks this morning. meanwhile, the senate's top republican has proposed letting president obama raise the debt ceiling on his own if they can't reach a deal. the president told scott pelley that social security checks may be at risk. >> can you tell the folks at home that no matter what happens, the social security checks are going out on august 3? >> i cannot guarantee th
. along the coast 60s and 70s. here's sal. >>> steve, right now southbound 101 the big crash is the connector ramp to 92 east. that is blocked here. also southbound 101 right at 92. the freeway not all the lanes but three of the lanes are closed because of this crash. now it is so early there's only a little bit of a back up. not a significant one. they are looking for some people who were involved that ran away from the crash scene. it's going to make it take a little bit longer to get this crash out of the way. also this morning we're looking at the commute on 101 san francisco. that looks good. it's 5:00. back to dave and pam. >>> overnight firefighters were busy chasing and putting out grass fires in contra costa county. ktvu's tara moriarty joins us now from bay point with the reason why these fires may be related to the 4th of july holiday. tara. >> reporter: well, no official word yet on what exactly sparked these fires but witnesses tell us there was a lot of illegal firework activity in this area last night. as you can see by the conditions it's pretty windy out here
of a subway® bbq pulled pork sub. brace yourself for the big, bold taste tender, succulent slow-cooked pork with sweet and smoky barbecue sauce, all on freshly baked bread. subway. eat fresh®. >>> tragedy in paradise. tonight, the search is called off for bay area man, swallowed by a blow hole in maui good evening, everyone, i'm jessica aguirre. >> and i'm raj mathai. this just in tonight, the developing news in santa clara. might be the biggest score of his career, and it has nothing to do with football. joe montana wooed the city council tonight. the city leaders awarded montana exclusive rights to develop a multimillion dollar hotel and entertainment complex across the street from the 49ers proposed new stadium. but why did the city council go against the recommendation of the city manager? we bring in george kiriyama. he's a bay area legend, but did he just get a free pass tonight? >> reporter: free pass, no, not everyone agreed. but talking to joe montana and his group, in fact, the city manager as well as city council members thought it would be best to open it up to ever
and dry fourth of july weekend. this is part of the latest budget cuts tied to san jose's big budget crisis. on any given day a fire truck or fire engine will be out of service at one of san jose four stations. these cuts are raising public safety fears both in and outside the fire department. >> response times increase. fire intensity grows. and so upon arrival our firefighters will be faced with a greater workload, higher risk, and greater demand. >> that is not good for anybody. >> there will not be any re ductions in staff on sunday or the fourth of july. there are cuts that take place today. >>> san francisco city leaders failed to meet today's budget deadline. they were huddled in closed door meetings in city hall until late last night. they are still trying to figure out the final pieces of a huge budget package. now they have agreed on nearly all of the major points in ed lee's $6.8 billion spending plan. the remaining sticking points include proposed social services cuts and contracting -- contracting out security at some city hospitals. >>> the u.s. senate canceled its holi
. a big week all the way around. let's start with the case. these arrests could mean the common raise of giovanni ramirez. he was arrested in may. l.a.'s police chief at the time said very emphatically this was the man who beat stow. so l.a.'s mayor's office tells the l.a. times they are obviously going to need an explanation. now an anonymous police source say two people have been arrested. >> we were just waiting, kind of like everybody else. we know they have a big job to do and a lot of work ahead of them. we are putting all our faith in the lapd right now. >> this wouldn't mean ramirez would go free. he is serving time for a parole violation. this is a good example of why people shouldn't rush to judgment. we don't know what led them to these two people. we are hoping we will learn more today. as for stow's progress, according to his family's blog he has made a breakthrough and he opened his eyes and closed them on demand. when they asked him what his last name was, he mouthed the word stow. live in san francisco, amy hollyfield, "abc 7 news." >>> residents in one san francisco n
a pretty big concern. still only about a 30% chance of launch today because of a storm passing across florida. we are looking live there now. it doesn't look bad from this angle. nat is a is hoping it can get started. this is the final u.s. space shuttle mission. >>> the public is invited to chabot space center. kicks are $10 at the door. darts open in just about 9:minutes. claudine wong will be there. she will tell us what makes viewing the launch there so special. this there is another shuttle launch party another that. >>> some of the bay area men that survived that fishing boat accident are back home. but they are devastated because their friends are still missing. >> we are leaving friends behind in the search. we stayed so long because we wanted to see if this was natural conclusions. >> family members and friends of seven missing fishermen got their first call from the coast guard. they were able to ask questions about that search. >> what we want to do is find out what is going to be the final word on a possible dive. is it possible? when it would be possible. >> the coast gua
. the improvements at the civic center may be the last big project they ever complete. the $11.4 million started in 2008, and are finishing up just as redevelopment agency fights to survive. the california redevelopment association file aid lawsuit with the state court arguing the budget deal is unconstitutional. >> what they're doing is redirecting the money. at the end of the day where money goes is the issue. >> the state argues the legislature created redevelopment agencies and has power eliminate them. the complex deal that closed a $27 billion budget short fall relies on $1.7 billion inappropriate tax revenue that was aloe indicated to redevelopment agencies and now must be spent on schools. >> this issue here is can the state continue business as usual? the legislature said no. >> the san jose is responsible for projects ranging from the tech museum to affordable housing, going from a staff of 90 to just eight today f nothing changes this will cease to exist altogether on october 1. >> that is better remaining we're just going to proceed as we can. to there is no longer redevelopment. we
. the roof started burning at 11:10 at alcatraz and king streets. it was an enormous fire. big flames coming out of that roof. it's too early to stay whether fireworks were to blame. check out these images from over in brentwood, two homes caught fire. firefighters think it was the barbecue grill, no one was hurt. the victims from one of homes had only been there about three weeks had just moved in. they had unfortunately been through this before. >> very scary. we were able to get out in time. we know the neighbors were able to help us. it was a second fire we've had. so it burned down and the fire department responded really fast >> reporter: just incredible. now check out what they were dealing with out in the county. east contra costa county, lots of grass fires, half a dozen. the skies lit up with illegal fireworks so a lot of them on the ground there were a lost fires. this is in bay point. no injuries were reported from these fires and no structures were burned but again, firefighters say it's too early whether fireworks was to blame but it would be quite a coincidence that it just ha
% of the staff will previously employed by ami. >> we got a big weekend coming up and a hot weekend coming up. >> it was getting pretty warm yesterday afternoon. >>> hottest days are still ahead of us, good morning, coming up on 6:07. you can see the storm track and moisture and green staying up the canadian border and dry air that will work its way toward us aiding in that heat wave developing. 60 in concord. 65 in antioch and everybody else in the mid to upper 50s half moon bay at 50 degrees. the coast will be the most comfortable while the rest of us are having above average temperatures. 66 in half moon bay. low to mid-70s richmond, oakland and upper 70s to low 80s for the rest of bay shore. mid to upper 80s in the south bay and east you bay. let's head down to the monterey bay, upper 80s to low 90s. a little more comfortable around the bay with low to mid-70s and down into salinas. take a look at the accu-weather seven-day forecast, you can see the stream of hot weather inland. i can't remember 7 days mid to upper 90s. seven days in a row. low to mid 80s around the bay and there is the c
and this isn't real. he's coming home because he's my big brother and he's everything i ever asked for. >> reporter: at the family church, they joined two other families in deep mourning. hundreds packed the inside of st. george, many in tears. one asked for help from the community. >> we urge all you watchers to continue praying for our families, that they come home safely. >> reporter: they were active members of this assyrian church. what happened to them has hit their bishop particularly hard. he's close to their families. >> we pray that the bodies of the victims would be found quickly so that we can perform the proper rites of christian burial and the ease of the families. >> reporter: but some are holding on to hope they will be found alive. >> we don't want him looking down on us, we want him face to face with us to help us for the rest of our lives. >> i know he's going to come back. i don't think this is real. it's not. >> he's coming back. >> reporter: and we're learning more about two of the hikers. she was a nursing student at usf and nino was studying chemistry at cal sta
the accident happened. >>> still to come at 6:00, big news out of silicon valley. >> a big layoff from the valley and a boost for the east bay coming up after the break in the tech and business report. >>> and it's your chance to be a seismologist. how you can help spot earthquakes from your own home. that's next. >>> the bay area is known as home of innovation and change but may lose our hold on the green industry. we'll explain. >> i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. one of the warmest days we've ved in or a week here across the bay area with low to mid 70s there in the south bay and even a few 80s today. tonight plenty of cinl weather down in the south bay a coming up, we'll talk about a seven-day forecast that's heating up. >>> the next big one is something we're all aware could happen at any time. you may be sitting on the key as to when it could hit. >> reporter: stanford seismologists and scientists say that the more monitoring we have in the bay area, the more we'll learn about earthquakes and better chance of us getting an early warning even if just few a few seconds which i
to their businesses so police could have access to that video at any point in time. the city is having a big unveiling ceremony later on this afternoon to talk a little bit more about these cameras. elizabeth? >> okay. anne makovec live for us this morning in oakland. thanks. >>> san jose police chief chris moore remains under pressure from immigrant rights activists. they are upset about chief moore's decision to get help from two agents from i.c.e. the two agents specialize in dealing with gangs. chief moore says their role would be limited to gang investigations and they will not randomly seek out illegal immigrants. critics will hold a press conference this morning to explain their distrust of i.c.e. and the consequence of the program. >>> nasa ames at moffett field played key roles in the three decades of the space shuttle program. this morning the center will host a special news conference with the atlantis astronauts as they are on the final mission of the shuttle program. anser hassan joins us from moffett field with more. >> reporter: these are famous last words. light that engine one more t
an then the big cooldown for the weekend. >>> 7:12. will president obama replace joe biden? there's new talk about who will -- about who the president will replace as vice president. >>> and the duke and duchess will be visiting the rich and famous in l.a. this weekend. there's a reason why they will be spending time on skid row as well. >>> >>> good morning. temperatures will really drop according to those by the coast -- not according. i don't know where that came from. but you know what i mean. by the coast sand bay inland -- coast and the bay and inland. >>> hot rumors around the white house. now, aides to president obama say joe biden is thinking about replacing -- say president obama is thinking about replacing joe biten. there's been speculation that he would be replaced with -- with andrew cuomo. president obama's'ss are saying here's nothing to -- president obama's aides are saying there's nothing to 9 rumors. >>> scott macfarlane is live in our washington, d.c. newsroom to explain how the cuts could affect transportation cuts here in the bay area. >> reporter: congress considering major
to get into college and pay is perhaps their first big test in higher education. >> i couldn't be prouder of her and i know she's going to get where she's going to go. it will work out. everything happens for a reason. >> reporter: students at cal state schools are paying nearly four times the amount in tuition they were paying 10 years ago. a recent survey found more high school students are concerned about how they are going to pay for college than about actually getting into one. and how successful they will be once they are there. live in san jose, kimberly tere, nbc bay area news. >> difficult situation. thank you. tonight we know the maim of the woman whose body was found burning in a quiet street in oakland's rock ridge neighborhood. the medical examiner's office say she is 21-year-old monica of union city. her body found around 4:30 yesterday on ivanhoe road. police say she was likely killed somewhere else and then dumped in that neighborhood and lit on fire. officers say the suspects probably chose the neighborhood because it's dark and secluded during those hours. friends and fa
average temperatures. people got out and enjoyed the warm weather. the fair, a big fashion trend is hats. a lot of people wearing hats to protect themselves from the sub. while the warm, sunny weather is inviting. at it important to remember to stay safe. >> the fourth of july is on the weekend, and the key thing is to stay hydrated. and just straight water is a great plan, and if possible stay away from salty foods which can >> we're under a "spare the air" alert tomorrow. the bay area air quality management district is expecting up healthy conditions so officials say limit your driving over the 4th of july weekend. >> here's a good way to spend a summer day. here's a live look from the santa cruz camera. the coast is the place to be to escape the heat. here's a sign the cooldown is coming. this is the fog rolling into the area. much thicker a short time ago and now not quite as think. meteorologist leigh glaser is here with the latest. >> leigh: some of the fog kept temperatures in coastal communities down, and we'll see some cool temperatures develop overnight tonight. mainly near the
news. >>> in another big story, there are still a lot of questions around an officer-involved shooting that killed a man sunday night. transit officials say a bart police officer shot and killed a man at the civic center station within one minute of arriving on the scene. some community leaders and one bart director questioned if the officers involved tried to talk the man out of dropping his weapon. transit officials have not released the man's name. they would only say he is between 30 and 50 years old and he appeared to be white. in the newsroom, kron4 news. >>> it's been a hot 4th of july weekend but cooler weather on top for the rest of this week and through the [ man ] i got this new citi thankyou card and started earning loads of points. you got a weather balloon with points? yes i did. [ man ] points i could use for just about anything. ♪ ♪ there it is. [ man ] so i used mine to get a whole new perspective. ♪ [ male announcer ] the new citi thankyou premier card gives you more ways to earn points. what's your story? citi can help you write it. i hang my head out the windo
and local competition. >> i think the cost of doing business doesn't account for that big of difference in price. >> a nonprofit consumer magazine. it published an in depth study comparing prescription prices between different chains. when it comes to price variation in the same chain, it is likely the key to finding the best prices. >> even within a big chain, the particular stores that are near low price competitors may bring their prices down. >> and that's exactly what we found. take these two safeway pharmacies in san francisco. just a little more than a mile apart. the upper market store had consistently cheaper drugs than the one in the generally lower income mission district. we found the blood pressure medicine is it $25 more in the mission. and the cholesterol medication cost an extra $18. the biggest price different is for viagra, a whopping $58 more. why is this take a look at our competition. the cheaper upper market safeway is surrounded by five pharmacies. the closest just feet away. the more expensive store has only two competitors within a half mile. >> sometimes st
financial consequences are predicted. president obama is trying to reach a big deal with republicans. >> we can't let politics stand in the way of doing the right thing in washington. >> but politics are standing in the way. who is to blame? in a new cbs poll, 49% blame republicans for inaction. 29% think the president is responsible. a final deal will have to involve compromise most americans say. 69% think president obama needs to compromise. 85% say republicans have to make concessions. only 11% say republicans should stick to their guns. last week, house speaker john boehner said republicans won't budge on taxes. >> our stand on the debt limit has been clear. there can be no tax hikes because tax hikes destroy jobs. >> the poll suggests most americans, including republicans disagree. >> hire taxes lead to more cuts. higher taxes and more cuts? >> yeah. >> 66% believe any final deal should include a combination of both spending cuts and tax increases. that includes 55% of republicans and 53% of tea party supporters. >> unless the debt ceiling is raised by august 2, the federal gov
street is worried about washington. late wednesday moody's one of the big three credit rating agencies warning it might have to lower the rating if lawmakers don't come to an agreement on raising the debt ceiling. in the statement it said the action was prompted by the possibility that the debt limit woil not be raised in time to prevent a missed payment on u.s. bonds with a small but rising risk of ashort-lived default. economists say if the aaa rating is lowered it will throw the financial markets into chaos and the cost of borrowing would go up to everything from morlts to car loans. ben bernanke warned. >> i think the worst outcome if we don't raise the limit, at some point we default on debt and that would create as i said before, a huge financial calamity. >> reporter: sources say the president knew about the moody's warning as he headed into wednesday meeting which all sides describe as tense. republican majority leader eric cantor cited the president as saying i have reached my limit. he left saying i'll see you tomorrow. the two sides couldn't even agree about what happened in
coming up. >>> and quite an extravaganza in the night sky over san francisco. the big 4th of july celebration spectacular fireworks. this is crissy field. er who skies making for a perfect -- clear skies making for a perfect night. ,,,,,,,,,,,, s'mores special? ,,,,,,,,,,,, hershey's chocolate goodness, that brings people together. hershey's makes it a s'more. you make it special. pure hershey's. our fruit has to be perfectly ripe because it's delivered on the same day. for me? this is so beautiful! edible arrangements. enjoy the most delicious fruit ever. guaranteed. starting at $25. the >>> welcome back. we have a traffic alert in san mateo. southbound 10 -- southbound 101, three lanes blocked. we'll have details on that and fender-benders on the bridge. back to you. >> thank you. >>> the jury in the casey anthony murder trial will continue their deliberations this morning. 25-year-old florida woman accused of killing her 2-year- old daughter back in 2008. the jury began deliberating yesterday but they did not reach a verdict. they have most of the evidence in the jury room but
on scene. the big concern now, hotspots flaring up overnight. >> reporter: scorching flames shot several feet into the air for hours. the intense fire created a large plume of thick, black smoke that could be seen for miles. from the north and east bays to sacramento, this is how it looked from sky four. fairfield fire investigators believe the fire was sparked after an employee ignited a plastic bin while working with possibly a torch or welder. >> they were working with an open flame object around the bins on the outside of the building. as far as i know, this is something in the normal course of their duties. we used water and a light foam all day long on the plastic bins. the foam helps to cool the fire. it's very effective in putting out fires from hydrocarbon based fuels. >> reporter: firefighters managed to contain the fire to 5 acres had the back lot. approximately 45 employees were working inside the plant at the time the fire broke out. all of them escaped unharmed. jose nunez is an employee and was scheduled to be at work at 4:00. >> it's a lot of fire everywhere, you know. ye
, there is still a fire engine on scene. the big concern now, hotspots flaring up overnight. >> reporter: scorching flames shot several feet into the air for hours. the intense fire created a large plume of thick, black smoke that could be seen for miles. from the north and east bays to sacramento, this is how it looked from sky four. fairfield fire investigators believe the fire was sparked after an employee ignited a plastic bin while working with possibly a torch or welder. >> they were working with an open flame object around the bins on the outside of the building. as far as i know, this is something in the normal course of their duties. we used water and a light foam all day long on the plastic bins. the foam helps to cool the fire. it's very effective in putting out fires from hydrocarbon based fuels. >> reporter: firefighters managed to contain the fire to 5 acres had the back lot. approximately 45 employees were working inside the plant at the time the fire broke out. all of them escaped unharmed. jose nunez is an employee and was scheduled
and tracking our temperatures today. >> big improvements over yesterday. temperatures 5-15 degrees cooler than what we experienced on sunday. live look of the bay. haze out there thanks to a sea breeze. humidity is up, that's also good news when we are talking about fire danger. some of the highs so far. 90 degrees in santa rosa. 94 concord. 96 livermore and 99 in antioch. the final round up will come in the next half hour. still quite hot out there. we are going to get hotter come to see. we will look that highs tomorrow and talking about the sea breeze, we got fog and low clouds long the coast line, whether or not that will impact fireworks tonight. >>> the coast guard is planning extra patrols today. they had a helicopter over san francisco bay this afternoon. in addition for looking for anyone in trouble they were looking for people who operate boats under the influence of alcohol or drugs. >>> on the roads the chp is reporting an increase in dui arrests and highway deaths in california. between friday night and this morning 1,358 people have been arrested statewide, compare that to 1,329
big to perform the rescue. at that point, they will notify land or air assets, like a helicopter that could get closer to the people in the water. at that point it would certainly be checked out by medical technicians and taken to the nearest hospital for evaluation. >> the seven men were on board a fishing boat when it sank sunday morning. more than 40 people were on board at the time. mexican navy and u.s. coastguard has searched more than 1100 square miles. the aircraft took off from mcclellan air force base this morning and mexican authorities are leading the search but rescuers and mexican authorities are hoping they can find survivors. live at the coast island in alameda, nick smith, "abc 7 news." >>> jaycee dugard is breaking her silence on television since she was freed. she gave diane sawyer an exclusive interview ahead the release of her book. she says she wears a pine cone around her neck because that is the last thing she remembers after losing consciousness. she says she can't believe she can now jump into a car and just go to her beach with her girls. the exclusive
jose southbound, big sinkhole. 30 by 30 sinkhole. emergency crews are trying to get it fixed. traffic is getting by in the left lane. they hope to have it fixed by noon. >>> it's 6:15. one landlord is going through drastic measures to crack down on dog poop. a manager of apartments said she is so sick of tenants not cleaning up after pets she is hiring a dna testing service to find the culprits. she has to collect dna samples. they say owners who are caught will have to pay 60 for the cost of tests for future offenses. >> and reporters deal with all kinds of situations out in the field but there are some you can't prepare for. take a look at this reporter on l.a. wildfire on saturday. didn't look up in time. helicopter swooping in, down comes the water atop of her. nobody hurt, crews got the fire under control. a good training for the reporter >> i think the producer ordered that. it's great tv. >> we're on doing a drop. >> let's move on. come on. we all want, and not much drizzle in the forecast as we come up on 6:17. we're looking down from mount tamalpais and notice the sun is up a
yesterday. friends say a big part of the event was to help pay for her funeral and then set up a trust fund for her 2-year-old son. a $10,000 reward is offered for information leading to the killer's arrest. >>> this morning, casey anthony is a free woman. but her whereabouts are only known to a few people. she left a florida jail just after midnight sunday after nearly three years behind bars. she had $537 in her pocket. that money was sent by admirers. a jury convicted the 25-year- old of lying to investigators but acquitted her of murdering her 2-year-old daughter. the decision angered many people. for others, her release was simply something to see. >> we just left one of the theme parks and we were on our way home and just stopped in. >> i thought it would be interesting to be able to be in the presence of her to be part of history. >> her lawyers say anthony has received at least one death threat. >>> a tea party-backed plan to raise the nation's debt ceiling is expected to pass in the house tomorrow but stall in the senate. the plan would let the government borrow $2.4 trillion if co
good barbeque weather? >> absolutely, great big to get the barbecue grill and out. we had triple digit temperatures are fearful, concord, livermore, in the ninth for san jose and 80's% francisco and oakland. these temperatures were quite a bit over what we had yesterday. >> for tomorrow, as i was saying fog and that will bring you greetings down, but it will still be a warm day except right at the coast. here's how it is shaping up for the july 4th, we're starting out with mostly sunny skies, patchy fog it should be out of here pretty quickly around as we go to the afternoon, sunshine and a stronger sea breeze for the afternoon about 20 mouse to 30 m.p.h.. that should bring down the temperatures about five degrees to 10 degrees. look for readings not as warm, and the '70s by the bay, still in the '90s inland. it will still be a hot day possibly even upper 90s as we go up towards fairfield and antioch. tomorrow night, about 9:30 p.m. it is looking good clear skies for most of the bay area. however, the forecast model showing some fault at the coast. that may push into sentences by this
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